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"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Yeah. Is dancing. He got to the comedian if you can call them that Stephen Colbert, the two of them just like Moving around right think their bodies like disgusting old man, Chuck Schumer and Stephen Colbert thinks it's the greatest thing ever is gets to be near Chuck Schumer and dancing the two of them just having a blast and then Nancy Pelosi. She was also partying this weekend. These people realize there's like a real like a full blown crisis going on. There's Americans like legitimately stranded in Afghanistan. Isn't this the same party that constantly obsesses over image? You know, And what are people going to think of this? The Public relations party, so Obama's throwing these gigantic bashes a couple weeks ago, Martha's Vineyard he throws a huge 60th birthday party for himself, pretends he scales down Now he just invites every celebrity on the planet. They're partying with him. Having a great time, no masks who needs them? And then Nancy Pelosi does the same thing. Pelosi was out there this weekend partying in California with donors to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the D. Triple C. They were out in Napa Valley. She's surrounded. It looks like hundreds of people at these tables there altogether. Nobody's wearing a mask except for the servants. So all the servants are wearing masks. They're walking around there tending to the tables. They're carrying the food, the silverware. Nancy Pelosi and everybody else there who's donated upwards of $100,000. They're all like, yucking it up having a grand old time. Like what Delta? Vary it you see, We're sophisticated people. We don't need to worry about little things.
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on Verdict with Ted Cruz
"I don't run the paper affiliate pages but no i mean it was it was. I actually hadn't seen the story. i had gone to bed early. I could look up our pages the night before. But i had inside just went to sleep. Woke up saw the story. I was like whoa. That's a big cover. That's interesting ten o'clock facebook employees Says we're reducing circulation on this and in his bio. It says before joining facebook This this fellow was a staffer for senator boxer a staffer for the democratic congressional campaign committee but so shameless so blatant about this and then the twitter thing happened where you couldn't share it publicly and then people were asking. What's the story. Can you send it to me direct messages and you could send it in direct messages. It was the most surreal sinister I mean look i mean. Ultimately we prevailed fate at the new york post of. It's got unbanned. Aren't we got our account back without doing the absurd saying that twitter asks us to do which is to admit that this was hacked material which it was not as absolutely by the way. You say you prevailed. There was this thing that happened in november and know if you saw there was there was a pew poll suggests that a marginal share of americans would have voted differently. Had they heard of the hunter biden files. So it's worth for folks listening and watching. Let's let's let's assume some of are distracted by the summertime joys of life and don't perhaps remember the source. So what was the story in the post that big tech band..
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Winter weather advisories as frigid winter weather continues from coast to coast, A major winter storm is expected to spread heavy snow and significant ice from the plains to the Northeast. Governors in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas have called upon National Guard units to help as car wrecks continue to shut down portions of the interstate and leave drivers stranded. Meanwhile, House Democrats reportedly hire a new senior adviser who previous I spent time in prison for gang violence. The House Democrats campaign arm is hired an ex gangster turned high profile criminal justice advocate for a top leadership position. The New York Post reports the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hired I want. Tatro is a senior adviser for diversity and inclusion. Tatro appeared in the 2019 PBS documentary Series College behind bars about inmates trying to earn their degrees. Tatro earned a bachelor's degree while serving a six year sentence for racketeering conspiracy. It was already doing time for shooting, too. Rival gang members in 2006, Republicans said top rose higher will reinforce criticism that Democrats are soft on crime Sounds. He ingress Oh Fox News and deputy biting press secretary TJ Duck Low, has now resigned after it was revealed in an article that he allegedly threatened to destroy a political reporter. TJ Duckling was originally going to be suspended for one week without pay. That was the case on Friday. And then we got the statement that he was officially resigning from his post Now Duck low. It served as the campaign communications spokesperson. So. His departure comes after Vanity Fair also reported he threatened to quote destroy a political reporter who was working on a story about his relationship with a D. C journalists On his first day in office. President Biden told staffers that any disrespect to colleagues would not be tolerated. So some people were surprised. The duck low was not fired immediately when this story broke the White House announcing after consulting with top staffers that duck low would resign on his own.
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Winter weather advisories as frigid winter weather continues from coast to coast, A major winter storm is expected to spread heavy snow and significant ice from the plains to the Northeast. Governors in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas have called upon National Guard units to help as car wrecks continue to shut down portions of the interstate and leave drivers stranded. Meanwhile, House Democrats reportedly hire a new senior adviser who previously spent time in prison. Forget Violence. The House Democrats campaign arm has hired an ex gangster turned high profile criminal justice advocate for a top leadership position. The New York Post reports the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hired I want. Tatro is a senior adviser for diversity and inclusion. Tatro appeared in the 2019 PBS documentary Series College behind bars about inmates trying to earn their degrees. Tatro earned a bachelor's degree while serving a six year sentence for racketeering conspiracy. It was already doing time for shooting two rival gang members in 2000. Six Republicans said top rose higher will reinforce criticism that Democrats are soft on crime Sounds. He ingress Oh Fox News and deputy biting press secretary TJ Duck Low, has now resigned after it was revealed in an article that he allegedly threatened to destroy a political reporter, T. J. Douglas was originally going to be suspended for one week without pay. That was the case on Friday. And then we got the statement that he was officially resigning from his post Now Duck low. It served as the campaign communications spokesperson, So his departure comes after van The affair also reported he threatened to quote destroy a political reporter who was working on a story about his relationship with a D. C journalists on his first day in office. President Biden told staffers that any disrespect to colleagues would not be tolerated. So some people were surprised. The duck low was not fired immediately when this story broke the White House announcing after consulting with top staffers that duck low would resign on.
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Winter weather advisories as frigid winter weather continues from coast to coast, A major winter storm is expected to spread heavy snow and significant ice from the plains to the Northeast. Governors in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas have called upon National Guard units to help as car wrecks continue to shut down portions of the interstate and leave drivers stranded. Meanwhile, House Democrats reportedly hire a new senior adviser who previous I spent time in prison for gang violence. The House Democrats campaign arm is hired an ex gangster turned high profile criminal justice advocate for a top leadership position. The New York Post reports the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hired I want. Tatro is a senior adviser for diversity and inclusion. Tatro appeared in a 2019 PBS documentary Series College behind bars about inmates trying to earn their degrees. Tatro earned a bachelor's degree while serving a six year sentence for racketeering conspiracy. It was already doing time for shooting, too. Rival gang members in 2006, Republicans said top rose higher will reinforce criticism that Democrats are soft on crime Sounds. He ingress Oh Fox News and deputy writing Press secretary TJ Duck Low, has now resigned after it was revealed in an article that he allegedly threatened to destroy a political reporter. TJ Duckling was originally going to be suspended for one week without pay. That was the case on Friday. And then we got the statement that he was officially resigning from his post Now Duck low. It served as the campaign communications spokesperson. His departure comes after Vanity Fair also reported he threatened to quote destroy a political reporter who was working on a story about his relationship with a D. C journalists on his first day in office. President Biden told staffers that any disrespect to colleagues would not be tolerated. So some people were surprised that duck low was not fired immediately when the story broke the White House announcing after consulting with top staffers that duck low.
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"Then play into the whole marlboro ads. Thing where marlborough had dominant market share wanted tobacco advertising to banned. Because they knew nobody could research against them so the black lives matters guys or the far left or linda sarsour or whatever they had their twenty twenty they had their protests that that the people on the right would engage in because they were even. If they object it's lockdowns they were abiding by them. The first time they stick their head out of their shell and to support the election scrutiny on january six they get slapped down with prejudice. So if you can stop all protests who wins the people in dc. Right now the people who have the national guard and lining the streets. He just keeps going like he can't. You can't anything. I see on fox. All little cascading down on the side of the size of the headlines. Down down down is not one thing there. And i just can't even watch cnn. That's even worse. I not one thing there that doesn't play into their role of our attention. Absolutely we're living in a time this this like we're watching clinic on propaganda on how it works continuing with that theme. The democratic congressional campaign committee put together one hundred thousand dollars to create spanish language. Ads hitting gop about so now. They're targeting spanish-language language on and of course what that's doing is bringing cunanan to spanish left because he was never get it. It's like the they are really. That's the thing. That's the healthcare thing that points to propaganda that the hispanic community is immune to because they don't hear it in english and that goes to. I think everybody needed an obama phone. Otherwise people in the lowest tiers would knock at propaganda is they must propaganda. And that goes to the whole marjorie. Taylor green thing he that you brought up with with tucker carlson like i understand. It was weird that he would not say her name. But then and you brought that to us without really Knowing why he would have had a whole segment on her and not mentioned her name even actually get the the play. she's from wrong..
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Marjorie Taylor, Greene or least Cheney. What outcome would you like to see with them? And why did you choose to weigh in on this today? Well, first of all, leader McCarthy and I have a good working relationship. I did yesterday expressed myself on that particular new member of the house on I think I adequately spoke out about half feel about any effort to define the Republican Party in such a way. Um, I think that pretty well covers my view on that. You wish. You spoke out about Donald Trump's conspiracies about the election being stolen much earlier than you ultimately did well, with regard to the former president. We're going into an impeachment trial next week. We're all gonna listen what the lawyers have to say and making the arguments and work our way through it. Reminder. We'll have live coverage of the impeachment trial next Tuesday Live on C Span to that the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Meanwhile, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launching an early six figure ad campaign tying House Republicans to the keen on conspiracy theory and to representative Green they had campaign is the first of the 2020 midterm election cycle. The D. Triple C. Targeting eight House Republicans here is one example of those ads. Human. A conspiracy.
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Has had a lot to say about Twitter, silencing a story that the New York Post had done on 100. Biden's laptop. Amazing I'm old enough to remember that story. One so long ago. So I welcome to the show, sir. Thanks for having me. How'd you feel yesterday when Jack Dorsey responds to Senator Ted Cruz is questioned by saying, Yeah, we made a mist Ake with the New York Post. Well, I mean it. That's nice. You know, I guess is my answer bit early. Um, because for two weeks we didn't have access to our Um, Twitter account that came out of financial cost the loss of having an audience. Um, we normally two million followers on our main at and why post Twitter account? Um And he also made a kind of material misstatement, which he said We unlocked the hunter file story after 24 hours and allowed it to be shared again. That's not true. They only allowed our 100 files story about Hunter Biden's Ukraine story to be shared again, but they didn't They continue to block our story about Hunter Biden, Chinese Corrupt dealings s. Oh, it's first of all, he was untruthful under oath. Um, And second of all, frankly, I mean, I just don't trust these assurances and apologies because in the days since we've only seen more ratcheting up Of warnings on conservatives, tweets and so forth. It always seems to work. In one way, the one way ratchet. And so you know, I just I think what we need is political action. This is good that senators make them sweat on the on the stands as it were. We need political action from lawmakers and the FCC. I absolutely agree. You tell the story about Andy Stone, a member of Facebook's PR team. And what they did to your site. And this is a guy who worked for Barbara Boxer before and for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. We shouldn't be surprised by these things to people who run Twitter and Facebook and network news or people who were in and out of Democrat presidential administrations and senior Democrat officials. Of course, that's what they're going to do, because that's who they are. Right. So Andy Stone was the first hint that we got that the story was being censored was not from Twitter was from Facebook and Stone, uh, works in the PR shop at Facebook. And he said that we're taking steps to reduce circulation of the story pending fact checking on Ben He probably both in his Twitter biography that he's You know, As you just said he worked for Senator Boxer You work for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it just got real. Genuine, normal partisan except he happens to have his hand over the levers of whether or not we have real free speech on the Internet, Esso with one click he can remove from vast flocks of the Internet. Story that's damaging to the presidential nominee of the party he used to work for. I mean, it's so bald faced and it's so open and what annoyed me was not just me, but my colleagues and many others. Was the claim. They said. Well, we're doing this pending fact checking of the story. I've been, you know, a mountain of anti time stories that appeared let it appeared over the past four years. Had collapsed under minimal factual scrutiny. No one remembers anymore. This story about Michael Cohen, having supposedly been in Prague to meet with his Kremlin. KGB handlers. No one remembers the story about President Trump's opposes the Suborning perjury from Michael Cohen that Buzzfeed ran and which the Mueller team within 12 hours shot that story down. Michael, You can still share those stories on Twitter and Facebook with no problem even though they're just proved to be factually false. Our story was based on a mountain on a hard drive. Emails between Hunter Biden and executives from charisma, emails between him and his business partners involving Chinese state back Cos. And neither Hunter nor his dad have actually challenged or disputed the authenticity of the emails to this day, four weeks later, five weeks later, they haven't said. These emails aren't real. I haven't said the hard drive isn't ours. So there is no factual challenge to the story to this day. If the media created this impression that this was some discredited story, and the censorship helped perpetuate that there has been no factual challenge. So the fact check It's one story that happens to be against the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. And thousands and thousands of other BS stories. Michael, I've been naughty stories, porn star this that that you all know we're false now. Went through. Well, the stories about Brett Kavanaugh that they allowed told US stories about Burt Cavanaugh. Absolute destroying a man's reputation. Who's made a career of being a fair and objective man. Will you all continue at the New York Post to follow up on the Hunter Biden story where, what's the future of that story from your perspective? Let's be honest. I run things on the opinion side with columnist. I don't I don't deal with reporting s O. I'm not involved with E. You know, I'm sure there's more material on the laptop. I don't know for continue to report on it. Um, but, you know, look, there's humping calls now from one of our columnist Michael Goodwin, and I agree that there's some sort of special inquiry. Government Council. Whatever you call, uh into 100 Biden dealings because if they if they compromise his father when it comes to dealing with Beijing regime or where it comes with dealing with Ukraine that at least there should be some investigation to just bring it out A lot of the Oakland and this would help a potential Biden administration right too, because come clean with his name. Yeah..
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Way walking back to the situation. Michael Brown was a long time ago. When you think back to November 3rd. I mean, my gosh, It's been 72 whole hours. So when you woke up Tuesday morning, I bet you heard about all of the Democrat Party leaders. All the media figures they were all predicting this gigantic blue wave. Why they were going to just take over the Senate they were going to and their margins in the House of Representatives. Joe Biden was goingto win by a landslide. And all the state legislatures. We're going to go from Republican control to Democrat control. Failed to materialize. And then it kind of started into a red wave. You kind of continued into a red wave, with the exception of the presidency. Certainly did in the House of Representatives, and it looks like this. The Republicans will retain control of the Senate. And in many places Texas being among them. They maintain control ofthe The state legislature. Why is that important? Quit civics lesson. Here's 2020. Next year. We'll start doing redistricting. In Colorado in redistrict, You means they're going to draw the lines. For State House district State Senate districts and for congressional districts. If both houses are controlled by Democrats as they are in Colorado. The Democrats will make the decision. Okay. How can we draw these lines to ensure more likely than not that a Democrat will win as opposed to Republican? And I did that to my Kaufman. And force my Kaufman to really move to the move to the center and actually, to my my pen. You move a little too far to the left. Who's next Doug Lamborn. I mean, who knows? In Colorado. It's what's going to happen. So the only way that protected just didn't Actually come about like they thought it would. On Thursday yesterday, the frustration over their massive down ballot failures came to a head because the Democrat member started to spar over the party's hard left agenda on a late phone call. And I like Congressman by the name of Abigail Span Burger, Who's a Democrat from Virginia. She used to work for the CIA. She barely defeated her Republican challenger and she came out and she blasted the Democrats for embracing the agenda of the extreme left thing that we have to commit to not saying the words. The fund the police ever again. We need to not ever used the words socialist or socialism ever again, she said. It does matter, and we have lost good members because of that. Well, you don't have to say the words I had to break the news tour. But listen, Congressman Spam Burger. Whatever you call it. If it's socialism. Again. Do you think that all of us that are on the right side of the political spectrum supported Donald Trump? Do you just think we're rubes? Do you think we don't understand that when you talk about redistribution of wealth? Then when you talk about the government taking over health care, for example, we understand what nationalized health carries its socialism. You can call it whatever you want to Medicare, for all sounds wonderful, doesn't it? But we know what it really is. And then the fight begins. Because the squad member receded to leave the Democrat from Michigan. He started pushing back claiming that don't blame me and others who are fighting for issues that matter to our communities. I love when they used the word community. Cherry Buster was who is the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee That is the group that raises money and recruit people to run for Congress. For the Democrats on our side we have the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee does exactly the same thing. They were out today trying to spin the blame onto bad polling. Well, I might agree with that the polling thought What we ought to learn is that polling I don't care who's doing polling has turned into nothing more than trying to drive a narrative to either get out the vote or suppress the vote. That's why I've said on on the afternoon radio program on this programme, wife said on radio for the past 15 years. Don't pay attention to the individual polls, watch the trend lines and try to find out the demographics of the pole and Who are they pulling Because if you want to secure a pole in favor of your Democrat candidate Well, you'll ask more Democrats a question and you will Republicans and you'll get exactly you'll get exactly the result that you want. Our polls. Senate Poles go polls president polls Republican blows one of it's just none of what they were looking for ever materialized. Over the daily wire. They said that some Democrats blamed the left wing of the party, saying the specter of socialism loomed large and trump leaning districts, but other people told Politico the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Spent money in races that had no hope of winning. And then other suggested that the Democrats had no real message beyond bashing Donald Trump. So when you step back The Democrat Party. It truly is. A house divided will not tell you that our house is exactly You know, crystal clear really clean right now outside of the house is a little divided to give a lot of never Trumpers. A lot of establishment Republicans. Mitt Romney. I'm talking about you. Probably glad the Donald Trump might lose. But let's think about The current Democrat Party, it fully is a house divided And that's exemplified nowhere better than by the presidential ticket. As a topic of Joe Biden. 47 years.
DOJ won't reveal congressional candidate who asked for, received hacked info on their opponent
"With less than 100 days before the presidential election. U. S intelligence officials are warning that Russia and other adversaries are once again interfering in our democratic process. In 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his intelligence agencies to create chaos in our system, using a combination of social media manipulation, propaganda and other dirty tricks. President. Trump's Justice Department currently has at least two open cases against Russian citizens for disrupting the 2016 presidential and congressional elections. As we first reported last November, 12 Russian military officers are still at large, charged with breaking into the Democratic Party's computers in 2016. Stealing compromising information and selectively releasing it to undermine specific candidates. There's no evidence of similar operations against Republicans in 2016. With the 2020 election's just around the corner. Ah cautionary tale, the Russian hack. The Russians never left. I can guarantee you in 2016. After this all into news. They never left. They didn't stop doing what they're doing. This wasn't just a one time thing. No way. Russia doesn't do it that way. Robert Anderson should know. He spent 21 years inside the cloak and dagger world of spies and hackers overseeing the FBI's counterintelligence and cyber divisions. And tracking Moscow spy agencies, an alphabet of artifice, the FSB S V, R, and especially the G R U G. RU is military intelligence. So when we look at the attacks that happened during a presidential Races in 2016. You had military organisations inside of Russia attacking our infrastructure. So are the hackers or are the soldiers? So they're both on in most cases in most these units or not just hackers. They're probably some of the best mathematical minds in Russia. These air seasoned professionals that have worked away up the ranks to be in these units. To carry out the strategic attacks on behalf of that country. These are the hacker soldiers from G R U unit 26165, who, according to the Justice Department were responsible for breaking and entering into the Democratic Party's computers remotely from Moscow. Their names, ranks and faces are now on the FBI's most wanted list for stealing, among other things, the Democrats, strategic plans detailed targeting data and internal polling. G R U Colonel Alexander also joke commanded a separate unit. 744551 of his officers was in charge of spreading this stolen material to political operatives, bloggers and the media. Another hack state election boards. It wasn't some £400 guy in his parents Basement. No, this was a well choreographed military operation. With units that not only were set up specifically to hack into obtain information, but other units that were used for psychological warfare or weaponizing that this is not an operation that was just put together haphazardly. So that was the 26165 unit. The Justice Department's National security division is overseeing the Russian hacking case once they're doing that keystroke monitoring, Assistant Attorney General John Dimmers runs the division. Along with the deputies, Adam Hickey and Sean knew DOJ attorney Heather Al Pino worked with special counsel Mueller on the Russian indictments all have access to the underlying intelligence and have no doubt the rush. Shins interfered in the 2016 election. This really happened. Yes, that really happened. And we believe that if we had to, we could prove that in court tomorrow, using only admissible non classified evidence to 12 jurors. You ever expect to get the 12 Russian officials The trial. I would be surprised, But the purpose of the indictment isn't just that, although that's certainly one of the purposes, the purposes of this kind of indictment is even, uh, to educate the public. For a legal document. The 29 page indictment is a page Turner It. Details how U. S intelligence agencies tracked each defendant's actions, sometimes by the keystroke, revealing the fictitious names and phony emails used to infiltrate the Democrats, computers. And tracing the stolen data on its circuitous route from Washington, D. C. To Moscow. The information in the indictment is very detailed. You have descriptions of the Russian agents. Typing. Into their computers. Obviously, I can't go into too much detail because I don't want to reveal investigative methods. But the inside here is that behind every one of those Keyboard's is not night P address. It's a human being those indicted G R U agents. The U. S. Says one team, working out of a building in Moscow called the Tower created a website and a provocative character to disseminate this stolen material. Lucifer 2.0 So goose over 2.0 is a fictional online persona. It's all an effort. The Russian side to hide their involvement. And these guys are pretending to be one lone hacker. Correct, and that works. What it gives them is plausible deniability. Right. They don't need to work 100% as long as the Russians, Khun say. Wasn't us. Posing as goose A for 2.0. The Russians offered up stolen documents to Julian Assange, Jas wiki leaks and self proclaimed dirty trickster Roger Stone. It was all part of a broad campaign to disrupt the presidential election. But there was another less well known part of the Russian operation to undermine Democrats running for Congress. It started as large document dumps where goose for 2.0 was kind of taunting and saying, I have more Kelli Ward Burton was executive director of the D. Triple C. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. When the Russians hacked the committee's computers, these bullet points at the top are the summary for how we need to win. They swiped and dumped on the Internet material, she told us cost millions of dollars to produce. Battle plans for congressional races, demographic research on voters and extensive dossiers on the weaknesses of their own candidates. So when we deliberate internally about anything, you know that's not intended to be made public, and that's what makes this so important to understand these as stolen documents. It's not different than Watergate. It's not different than When Republicans came into the DNC and stole documents from the file cabinets. It's the cyber version of that they came into our office and they stole Our documents. Documents were never intended to be public. And then they used that in the election, even Democrat party bosses or questioning his character. Ward was shocked when Republicans used the stolen internal materials in this negative ad. We reach out to them and ask them, you know, we way, said We've been the victims of a cyber attack by a foreign adversary. Will you make a commitment not to use any of these stolen materials in In the campaigner in the 2016 election, and they wouldn't make a commitment to do so, she says. In the months leading up to the elections, Russian tactics evolved, the indiscriminate document dumps became more frequent and strategic. There would be thousands of documents that would show up on one day and then they got smarter and he started to really specific documents. Related to our specific races or documents that were in art most targeted states and are most targeted areas.
Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers
"Everybody from the British. Ask this week's interview. Episode has any Greenberg senior writer at wired. He just SORTA book called Sand Worm New Era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's Miss, dangerous hackers, it is all about hacking group inside of the Russian government called San Worm. They were responsible for the most damaging cyber warfare attacks over the past year there behind not PECI. The hackers took out in the mayor shipping line hospitals across the U. K San has totally escalated. What we think of Cyber War, and he's book gets all into how they were discovered how they were flushed out the. The intricacies of these various hacks. It's super interesting. The book is a thrill ride. If you're looking for something that isn't the virus. This is like a thriller, a highly recommended. It was really fun to talk to her about the stuff. one thing I. WanNa know we're all at home so during this in every might hear some kids in the background. I asked you just be a little forgiving that we're all. We're all dealing with it and he was a great interview. Check Out Sandy Greenberg of sand worm, a new era of cyber war and the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous hack. Any Greenberg your senior writer at wired you're also the author of Sand Worm, new era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous. Welcome glad to be here so even writing about cybersecurity frontier I think you just said two thousand six and writing about Cybersecurity, but this book sand worm as I was reading it. It seems like it's called the new era of cyber war. It seems like there's been a huge turn in sort of state-sponsored. Particularly Russians sponsored cyber attacks. How did you come onto that notion? How did you begin reading this book I'm I'm very curious how you see. See that turn happening well. In late twenty sixteen, my former colleague Kim Zetter she had been the one who really covered state sponsored hacking in cyber war stuff, but she left wired, and this was also at the time. When you know Russian hackers were meddling in the US election, they'd hacked the democratic. National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Clinton Campaign, so my editors were really primes on face, mantra hacking all of a sudden, but what they? They really what they told me they wanted was a actually like a big takeover of the whole magazine. All about cyber war, but cyber war to me is different than those kinds of espionage election, meddling tactics so I went looking for no real cyber war story, which means to me like a actual disruptive cyber attacks, and as I looked around. It seemed like the place where that was really happening was in Ukraine not really in the US in fact maybe. Maybe what was happening in? Ukraine seemed to me like it was in some ways, the only real full blown cyber war that was actually occurring where Russian hackers were not just attacking the election which they had done, they tried this spoof the results of a presidential election, but they had also attacks media and destroyed their computers. They had attacked government agencies and tried to like destroy entire networks, and then they had turned off the power for the first time. In December of two thousand, fifteen, the the first actual blackout triggered by hackers, and just as I was look into this happened again the the effect, the seem hacker group caused a blackout this time in the capital of Kiev so I wince looking in Ukraine for this cyber war story that. Turned into a cover story for wired that kind of gave editors what they wanted, but then also kept unfolding This cyber war kept growing in scope and scale and. The original story written for wired was kind of about the fact that you could look to Ukraine to see the future of cyber war that will what was happening. There might soon spread to the rest of the world. And that is actually what happens to like just after we publish that cover story to same hackers released this climactic terrible cyber attack in Ukraine. Called Not Petiot that spread beyond Ukrainians became the worst cyberattack history cost ten billion dollars, so when that happened, that was when I saw that there was potential to do a book about this that it was not just a kind of case study about Ukraine or even kind of predictive story, but a an actual full story arc about this one group that had carried out the what I would say was not only the first. First Real Cyber War, but the worst cyberattack in history and the you know I wanted to capture the the Ark of that story in the effects, the real experience of cyber war. Yeah, so the group is called sand worm in this is just one of the the sort of opening arcs of the book is how they've come. They come to be named this because references and code walk people through just like it's so. relatable that like even these hackers are using using this language that leads them recalled Sandwich Tell people about it. So when I started to look into the origins of this group after that second blackout attack I I found that this this company called eyesight partners which have been acquired by fire I I, said partners was the first to find these hackers in twenty, fourteen, basically using fishing in kind of typical espionage tactics, plant malware in the networks of typical Russian hacking targets like groups across Eastern, Europe and NATO in a look like what they were doing was just kind of typical espionage. They were planning. This by wear calls lack energy buds will first of all they could see that they were rushing, because they had this server that they were using to administer some of these attacks and they. They left the server, so anybody could look at it in. There was a kind of Russian language to file for how to use black energy on the service, so these guys seem like they were rushing, but even more interesting in some ways. was that they to track each victim each instance of black energy? This malware has little campaign code in each campaign was a reference to the science fiction novel Dune and you know so like one of them was something about Iraq is, and then one of them is about the sutter cars, these like imperial soldiers in in that SCI FI universe so I said partners named this group sand worm, because well just because it's a cool. Name associated with doing, but it turned out to me. It became this very powerful because a sandwich miss this monster that lies beneath the surface, and occasionally arises from underground to do terribly destructive things. partners didn't know that at the time, they they soon afterward realized what sand. was doing was not just espionage, but they were actually doing reconnaissance for disruptive cyberattacks. They were also hacking power grids. They were planning black energy, not only in the European Eastern European targets in the US power grid networks as well. The Ultimately Syndrome was the first twenty fifteen to cross that line in use black energy as the first step in a multi step attack that led to a blackout. So this was not just espionage really was kind of like you know this monster that rises from under the ground to do terrible acts of mass destruction that came to pass so one of the things that comes up over in the book. Is this growing sense of dread from security researchers and analysts? Oh this is an imminent threat to the united. States just Ukraine, but like this is happening here and then there's a sense that the United States actually open the door to this kind of warfare with stuxnet. which was an attack on Iran? How how did those connect for you that it seemed like there's a new rule of engagement new set of rules of engagement for cyber warfare that actually the United States implicitly created with with stuxnet by attacking Iran. Yeah, I mean I tried to highlight. Clearly sand worm are the real bad guys in the story, they are the actual hacker group that did these terribly reckless destructive attacks that actually in some cases put people's lives at risk, the kind of in some parts of the story they actually shutdown medical record systems and I. Think may have cost people's lives with cyber attacks today they are the actual antagonist here, but I also want to highlight the ways that the US government is is partially responsible for the state of Cyber War, and there are a few ways that that's true. I The US! Open the Pandora's box of cyber war with stuxnet. This piece of now where that. That was used to destroy Iranian nuclear enrichment centrifuges that was the first piece of our that actually have caused that physical disruption destruction, and we now see Sandra doing the same thing in Ukraine. In in fact, in some ways around the world, also the the US hordes, these kind of zero day, secret hacking techniques, some of which were stolen and leaked and used by sand worm, but then I think the in fact, the biggest way that I tried to highlight that the US is responsible or complicit or negligent. Here is that we did not call allows what Santorum was doing in Ukraine and say to Russia. We know what you're doing. This is unacceptable. Nobody should be turning out the lights. Two civilians with cyber attacks. There wasn't a message like that I. mean the Obama White House sent a message to Russia over this kind of cyber hotline to say your election hacking is not okay. We see what you're doing and we want you to stop, but they said nothing about a tube blackout attacks in Ukraine, and that was kind of implicit signal to Russia. They could keep. Keep escalating, and even as all the cyber security, researchers and Ukrainians were warning that what was happening to Ukraine, would soon spread to the rest of the world, the US government ignore this both Obama, and then the trump administration until that prediction came to pass and a sand worm cyberattack did spread to the rest of the world, and it was too late, and we all suffered globally as a result, so let's talk about patch it. WAS CATASTROPHIC IN SCOPE, right? It took out the mayor shipping line, which is a massive business. It took out some hospitals in UK like it was huge in scope. I don't think people really put it all together. Talk about how it started and how big it grew. Yeah, so not too was kind of like big apotheosis sandwich, where all of these predictions of the terribly destructive things they were doing to the rest of the world came to pass but it did it started in Ukraine. They hijacked this. The the software updates of this accounting software called me doc that is basically used by everybody in Ukraine. The quicken turbo tax of Ukraine. If you do business in Ukraine, you have to have this installed, so sanborn hijack the updates of that news to push out this worm to thousands of victims mostly in Ukraine, but it was a worm, so it's spread the mmediately end quickly kind of carpet bombs. The entire Ukrainian Internet's every computer at spread to would encrypt permanently. You could not recover the computer, so it very quickly took down pretty much every. Every Ukrainian government agency twenty two banks multiple airports for hospitals in Ukraine that I. could count and in each of these cases. What is eight took them down. I mean it destroyed essentially all of their computers, which requires sometimes weeks or months to recover from, but then as you know, this is a worm that does not respect national borders. So even though it was, it seemed to be an attack intended to disrupt Ukraine. It immediately spread beyond Ukraine's borders. Borders to everybody who had this accounting software installed? That was doing business in Ukraine and some people who didn't so that includes Maersk. The world's largest shipping firm and Fedex and Mondelez, which owns cadbury, NABISCO and ranking manufacturing firm that makes tylenol in Merck. The Pharmaceutical Company in New Jersey on each of these companies lost hundreds of millions of dollars. The scale of this is kind of difficult to capture but I in the book I tried to. To I focused in part Maersk because it is just a good company to look at because you can. They had this gigantic global physical machine that is they have seventy six ports around the world that they own as well as these massive ships that have tens of thousands of shipping containers on them. And I told the story of how on this day seventeen of their terminals of were entirely paralyzed by this attack with ships arriving with just. Piles of containers on them. Nobody could unload. Nobody knew what was inside of nobody knew how to load or unload them with around the world of seventeen terminals, thousands of trucks, Semitrailers, carrying containers were lining up in Lyons miles long because the gates that were kind of checkpoints to check in the these trucks to drop something off or pick it up. They were paralyzed as well. This was a fiasco on a global scale is responsible for a fifth of the world's lable shipping capacity. They were truly just a rendered brain dead by this attack, but yeah displayed out at all of these different victims MERC had to borrow their own each vaccine from the Center for Disease Control because they're manufacturing. Manufacturing was disrupted by this, and it ultimately spread to a company called nuance, nate speech to text software. They have a service that does this for hospitals across the US to dozens of our possibly hundreds of American hospitals at this backlog of transcriptions to medical records that were lost because of this, and that resulted in patients, being do for surgeries or transfers, other hospitals in nobody knew their medical records were updated. I mean this was scale where hundreds of hospitals each of which has thousands of patients missing changes the medical records. We don't know what the effects of that work, but very well could've actually harmed people's health. Our lives I mean the scale of not petty is very difficult to. Get your mind around, but we do know that you know monetarily cost ten billion dollars, which is by far the biggest number we've ever seen, but it also had this this kind of harder to quantify toll on people's lives, so it it you know you read about it at length and wired. Obviously these companies go down of ripples in mainstream sort of general press, but I don't feel like people really not like Oh. This Russian group called San Worms sponsored by the Russian government. Unleash this attack in it caused this cascading effect of failure and disaster cost in that because we know what we can attribute it to the government, our government. I don't feel like that connection got made for people. What is the gap between other as a hack and Oh, this is actually a type of warfare engagement, because that that connection seems very tenuous. I think for a lot of people. Even as sort of the more general mainstream press covers this stuff. Yeah, you know. I don't think that that's is just like the nature of. Of Cyber War I think that was a failing that that lack of connection is a failing on our government's parts, and on you could say even on the part of some of these victims like these large companies I mean I at the time did not pitch it happened. I was fully on the trail of standard within days. I was talking to cyber security researchers who? Who had piece together? Some of the forensics to show the not petiot was Sandra that it was a Russian state-sponsored attack in yet none of those companies that I mentioned mercker Mondelez or Maersk or Fedex, or any of them wanted to say the Russia had done this to them and know governments were talking about either like the Ukrainian government was. They're always willing to point. Point the finger at Russia, but the US government was not, and you know that to me seemed to be just kind of I mean I felt like I was being gas. Let's at that point. I had watched Russia due to Ukraine for a long time at that point tonight. I sort of understood that NATO in the West. We had this kind of cruel logic that. Ukraine is not us. Russia can do what it likes to Ukraine because they're not NATO not e you. They are Russia's sphere of influence or something I think that that's very wrongheaded, but at least it made sense. You know to have that that viewpoints, but now this attack had spread from Ukraine to hit American soil American companies in many cases and yet still the US government was saying nothing I just thought this was bizarre and you know so i. For months I was like. Trying to get any of these companies to tell the story of of their experiences, not Peta I was trying to figure out why the US government wasn't talking about the fact that this was a Russian cyberattack and ultimately I. Think it was I. think it was kind of I know partly disorganization negligence. I think it may have something to do with the fact that the. The? Trump administration doesn't like talking about Russian hackers for obvious reasons, but eight months after it took eight months ultimately for the US government to finally say not that it was a was Russia it was the worst cyberattack in history, and then a month later. The White House impose consequences in put new sanctions on Russia and response, but it took nine months and more importantly it took. Multiple years this without was the first time this was twenty eighteen, and the Russian cyber war in Ukraine had started around the fall of Twenty fifteen, so that's just incredible span of negligence when the US government said nothing about these escalating unfolding. Acts, of Cyber Award that there should have been unacceptable from the very beginning I mean these are the kind of quintessential acts of state sponsored cyber attacks on civilians, trying out the lights. You know that's the kind of thing that I believe that the US government should have called out and drawn a red line across at the very beginning took ears, so I do think it was a big failing. Of of diplomacy, it just seemed like that part of the problem, and this is kind of an expression is it's so hard to describe like if the Russian government sent fighter jets to America and live their support. Okay, like everyone understood, you can see it. You can understand what happened there. In the you know, there's like a however many decades of movies about how to fight that war. This is a bunch of people in a room typing. Like it there's just an element of this where the dangerous Oh federal where the attack is invisible, and while the effects might be very very tangible, the causes are still sort of mysterious people so. My question is who is sandwich. What what do we know about them? Where do they work? What are they like? Do we have a sense of how this operation actually operates? In some ways the the biggest challenge of reporting this book, and I spent essentially the third act of the book, the last third of the reporting of the book, trying to answer the question of who is in worm, who are these people? Where are they located? What motivates them and I guess to partially spoil the ending here. They are a unit of the year you. They are a part of Russia's military intelligence agency, which is responsible for you know, this is not a coincidence. They are responsible for election meddling responsible for the attempted assassination of You. chemical weapons in the United Kingdom they're responsible for the downing of a seventeen as commercial passenger jet over Ukraine were three hundred innocent people died on the G. R.. You are this incredibly reckless callous out military intelligence agency, but they act like kind of almost just cut through mercenaries around the world. Doing Russia's bidding in ways that are very scary, so I threw essentially like a combination of excellent work of a bunch of security researchers who I was speaking to combined with some confirmation from US intelligence agencies, and then ultimately some other clues from the investigation of Robert Muller into meddling all these things combined created the trail that led to one group within the JERE. You that were you know I? Eventually had some names and faces even address of this this group, and all that was actually only finally fully confirms After the book came out Justin in recent months when the White House finally actually was the State Department's. End as well as the UK on Australian and other governments together finally said yes, sand worm is in fact that this unit of the year you so this theory that I developed in positive near the end of the book was finally basically confirmed by governments just in recent months. So one thing that strikes me at that is I, think of the Russian military things. Gru is being foreboding being obviously, they're very very good at this other a buttoned up in then they have like a incredible social media presence that kind of POPs up throughout the book that distracts from what doing. They set up Gucci for two point Oh when they were doing the DNC hacks that fed to wikileaks in the. That account insisted it was just guy. They set up the shadow brokers which was. I read. It is just like your some goof-balls like they wanted to seem a lot dumber and a lot smaller than they were. They were very effective at it to people I. Talk About those that strategy, and then I guess my question have is like a re better at seeing that strategy for what it is well. You make a really interesting point. The uses these false flags like throughout their recent history that we I should say we don't know that they were responsible for shadow brokers. In fact, nobody knows who shot a brokers. The shadow brokers truly are, and they are in some ways the biggest mystery in this whole story, this one group that hacked the NSA apparently and leaked a bunch of their zero day hacking techniques, or maybe they were even say insiders. We still don't know the answer to that question, but the other other incidents you mentioned. That are you are responsible for this Guja for two point zero fake hacktivists leaked a bunch of the Clinton documents. They're responsible for other false flags like they at one point to call themselves the Cyber Caliphate pretended to be Isis. They've a pretended to be like patriotic pro. Russian Ukrainians at some point they they're always like wearing different masks ends. They're very deceptive. in the a later chapter of the book, some of the biggest one of the biggest attacks they. They did was this attack on the twenty thousand Olympics where they not only wore a false mask, but they actually had layers of false flags where as cyber security researchers W. This melwert was used to destroy the entire back end of the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics. Just as the opening ceremony began, this was a catastrophic events. The aware had all of these fake clues made look like it was Chinese or North Korean or maybe Russian. Nobody could tell it was like. It was this kind of confusion bomb almost designed to to just make researchers throw up their hands. Give up on attributing mallards. Any particular actor was only through some amazing detective work by some of the analysts that I spoke to the able to cut through those false flags identify that sand was behind this essentially, but yeah, it's it is a one very real characteristic of the jury you that they are almost they seem to almost take pleasure or like be showing off their deception capabilities to and their evolving those capabilities they are getting more deceptive over time as fake gets more, destructive aggressive. Advertising content when I say Utopia what comes to mind? Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the Pathak social body. Everybody in that place. Everybody happy now. While the peacock original series brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. The concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. 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Not Connected Right, but the way they throughout the book the way they execute East campaigns they're deeply connected, and that seems like not only just a new kind of warfare, and you kind of craft, but some just consistently seems to work in surprising ways like the tech press is GonNa. Be Like Gucci. I says this and we're. There's never that next step of also we think it's Russian government, and that seems like first of all I'm dying. I imagine the meeting right. I would love to be a fly on the wall of the meeting where they decide what their twitter name is going to be today. I'm very curious how they evolve those attacks in such a way that it just seems to be more and more effective time. Yeah, I mean. I also love to have been those meetings in. It's my one kind of regret in this book that I never actually got. Interviews, it's almost an impossible thing to do. They liked find defectors from the R., you or something. He will tell those stories at a knock it murdered I mean. It's kind of a possible, but but. In some cases? I think your earlier points. They almost seem kind of bumbling in these things they do them in a very improvisational way. for two point Oh seemed almost like it was a justice thing they invented on the spot, tried to cover up some of the the accidental ups like they had left russian-language formatting errors in the documents that they had leaked from the DNC, so they admitted this guy who appeared the next day and started. Talking about being a Romanian. Friends as motherboard Lorenza, Franceschi decry he started this conversation. Align with with Guja for two point, oh basically proved at the guy could not actually properly speak Romanian. BE Russian speaker. In fact, it was. It was almost comical at the same time. They're using very sophisticated hacking techniques doing destructive attacks on a massive scale, but they're also. They seem like they're kind of making it up as they go along. They do things that don't actually seem very kind of strategically smart. They kind of seem like they're trying to impress their boss for the day. Sometimes with just like some sometimes, it's just seems like the Jere. You wakes up in asks themselves. Like what can we blow up today? Rather than thinking like? How can we accomplish the greater strategic objectives of the Russian Federation? So they are fascinating in that way and very stringent colorful group. That's I think one of the biggest questions I have here is. We spend a lot of time trying to imagine what flat and Mirror Putin wants. You know when he grows up, but it. None of this seems targeted like what is the goal for Russia to disrupt the Winter Olympics right like. Is there a purpose to that? Is that just a strike fear? Is it just to? EXPAND THAT SUV influenced. Is it just to say we have the capability furious is there? has there ever really been the stated goal for this kind of cyber warfare? That one is particularly mystifying. I mean you can imagine why Russia would want to attack the Olympics. They were banned from the two thousand Eighteen Olympics doping, but then you would think that they might want to attack the Olympics and send a message maybe like eight deniable message a message that you know if you continue to ban us. We're GONNA. Continue to attack you like like any terrorists would do, but instead they attacked the winter. Olympics in this way, that really seemed like they were trying not to get caught, and instead like make it look like the was Russia North Korea? And then you have to like what is the point of that was? The could kind of. Sit there in Moscow and kind of like rub their hands together in gleefully. Watch this chaos unfolds. It almost really does seem like it was petty vindictive thing that they just for their own emotional needs wanted to make sure that nobody could enjoy the Olympics if they were not going to enjoy them I that was, but that one is i. think outlier in some ways for the most part you can kind of see. The Russia is advancing. The G. R. You that sand worm is advancing something that does generally make sense which is that. In Ukraine for instance, they're trying to make Ukraine look like a failed state. They're trying to make Ukrainians. Lose faith in their security. Services are trying to prevent investors globally from funneling money into Ukraine trying to create a kind of frozen conflict, as we say in Ukraine where there's this constant perpetual state of degradation. They're not trying to conquer the country, but they're trying to create a kind of permanent war in Ukraine and would cyber war. You can do that beyond the traditional front end. It is in some ways the same kind of tactic that they used in other places like the US which. which here we saw more than influence operation that they were hacking leaking organizations like democratic campaign organizations and anti doping organizations to kind of so confusion to embarrass on their targets. They're trying to influence like the international audiences opinion these people, but in Ukraine, it is in some ways, just a different kind of influence operation where they're trying to influence the world's view of Ukraine. Influence Ukrainians view of their themselves under government to make them feel like they are in a war zone even when their kid hundreds of miles from the actual fighting. That's happening on the eastern fronts in the eastern region of. Of Ukraine so in a book you you you go to Kiev. You spent time in Ukraine. Is there a sense in that country that while sometimes light goes out sometimes our TV stations. Their computers don't boot anymore. Because they got rewritten, the Hydros got Zeros like. Is there a sense that this is happening? Is there a sense the defy back is there does Microsoft deploy you know dozens of engineers to to help fight back. How does that play out on the ground there? Yeah, I mean to be fair. Ukrainians are very stoic about these things and regular. Ukrainian citizens were not bothered by you know. Know a short blackout. They didn't particularly care you know. This blackout was the first ever. Hacker induced blackout in history but Ukrainian cyber security. People were very unnerved by this end, people in these actual utilities were traumatized I mean these attacks were truly like relentless sins very kind of scary for the actual operators at the controls I mean in the first blackout attack. These poor operators Ukrainian control room in western Ukraine they were locked out of their computers, and they had to watch their own mouse cursor. Click through circuit breakers, turning off the power in front of them I. Mean They watched it happen? At these kind of Phantom hands to control of their mouse movements, so they took this very very seriously, but yet Ukrainians as a whole I mean they have seen a lot. They are going through an actual physical war. They've seen the seizure of Crimea and the invasion of the east of the country. You know the the date hits. A Ukrainian general was assassinated with a car bomb in the middle of Kiev, so they have a lot of problems, and I'm not sure that cyber war is one of the top of their minds, but not patio I. Did, actually reach Ukrainians normal. Ukrainian civilians to it. It shook them as well. I talked to two regular Ukrainians. who found that they couldn't swipe into the Kiev Metro. They couldn't use their credit card at the grocery store. All the ATM's were down The Postal Service was taken out for every computer that the postal service had was taken out for more than a month. I mean these things really did affect people's lives, but it kind of. A until that kind of climactic worm. Not Patio for I think for this to really reach home for Ukrainians. who have kind of seen so much. How do you fight back? I, mean I one of things that struck me as I was reading. The book is so many of the people you talked to people who are identifying the threat. They're actually private companies. Eyesight was the first even detect it. they are contractors to intelligence agencies the military in some cases, but they're not necessarily the government right like it's not necessarily Microsoft. Who has to issue the patches from the software not necessarily GE which makes simplicity, which is the big industrial controls talk about a lot. How does all that come together into a defense because that seems like harder problem of coordination? Yeah, I mean defense in Cyber. Security is in an eternal problem. It's incredibly complicated, and when you have a really sophisticated determined adversary, it know they will win eventually ends I. think that they're absolutely lessons for defense in this book about you know. Maybe you need to really really think about software updates for instance like the kind that were hijacked to a with this medoc accounting software. As a vector for terrible cyber-attacks. Imagine that like. Any of your insecure apps that have kind of updates can be become a a piece of Malware, really unique to signature networks need to think about patching on. There are just an endless kind of checklist of things to every organization needs to do to protect themselves so. In some ways that just like a Sisyphean task and I don't. I don't try to answer that question in the book because it's too big, and it's kind of boring as well, but what I do really hammer on is the thing that the government's really could've done here. which is to try to establish norms tried to control attackers through diplomacy through kind of disciplinary action through things like kind of Geneva Convention for Cyber War if. If you think about a kind of analogy to say like chemical weapons, we could just try to give everyone in the world a gas mask that they have to carry around with them at all times, or we could create a Geneva. Convention norm that chemical weapons should not be used in if they are than crime, and you get pulled in front of the Hague. Hague and we've done the ladder and I think that in some ways should be part of the the answer to cyber war as well we need to establish norms and make countries like Russia or like organizations like the G. Are you understand that there will be consequences for these kinds of attacks, even when the victim is not the US or NATO or the? The EU and I think we're only just starting to think about that. One of the questions I had as reading is it seems like a very clear red line for almost everyone you talk to is attacks on the power grid right? That is just unacceptable. You should not do it if you do it. You've crossed a line and there should be some consequence. Is, that clear to governments. Is that something that our government says? It's something that the says it has been established. It seems like it's it's the conventional wisdom wants to salvage, but I'm not unclear whether that is actually the line that exists. It definitely has not been established, and when I kind of did these I managed to get sort of interviews with the top cyber security officials in the Obama ends trump administration Jay Michael Daniel was the cyber. Cyber Coordinator for the administration was the kind of cyber coordinator boss in the The Homeland Security Adviser for trump and both of them when I asked him about like wiped. Why didn't you know to put it bluntly like? Why didn't you respond? When Russia caused blackouts in Ukraine? Both of them essentially said well. You know that's not actually the rule that we want to set. We want to be able to cause blackouts in our adversaries networks. In their power grids when we are in a war situation or when we believe it's in our national interest, so you know that's the thing about these cyber war capabilities. This is part of the problem that every country. Absolutely the US among them isn't really interested in controlling these weapons, because we in this kind of Lord of the rings fashion, we are drawn to them to like we want to maintain the ability to use those weapons ourselves and nobody wants to throw this ring in the fires, of Mount Doom. We all wanted maintain the ring and imagine that we can use it for good in out. So that's why neither administration called that Russia for doing this because they want that power to. Make the comparison to to nuclear weapons but Negotiated drawdown and treaties with Russia in the past we count warheads where aware that the United States stockpiles can destroy the world. Fifty Times over today maybe tomorrow one hundred hundred like what we have a sense of the the measure of force that we can. Put on the world when it comes to nuclear weapons, there's a sense that Oh, we should never use these right like we have them as a deterrent, but we've gained out that actually leads to his mutually assured destruction like there's an entire body of academics. There's entire body of researchers. Entire body is got scenario planning with that kind of weapon. Does that same thing exist for for cyber weapons. There are absolutely. Know community is of academics. Policymakers who are thinking about this stuff now, but I don't think it's kind of gotten through to actual government decision. that. There needs to be kind of cyber deterrence in how that would work. In in the comparison to nuclear weapons is like instructive, but not exactly helpful. In fact, it's kind of counter-productive because we cannot deter cyber-attacks with other cyber-attacks i. don't think that's GonNa work in part because we haven't even tried to establish it yet. There are no kind of rules or read lines, but then I think more importantly. Everybody thinks that they can get away with cyberattacks that they can. They're going to create a false flag. That's clever enough that that when they blow up a power grid, they can blame their neighbor instead, so they think they're. They're gonNA. Get Away with it, and that causes them to do it anyway. A not fear the kind of assured destruction so I think that the the right response, the way to to deter cyber attacks is not with the promise of a cyber attack in return. It's with all the other kind of tools we have, and they've been used sometimes, but but they were not in the case of Sand Werman. Those tools include like sanctions which came far too late in the story indictments of hackers. In some cases, we still haven't really seen syndrome. Hackers indicted for the things that they did in Ukraine or or even not petty. And then ultimately just kind of messaging like calling out naming and shaming bad actors, and that has happened to some degree with Sandra, but in some cases there have still been massive failures there there has still been no public attribution of the Sandwich attack on the twenty eighteen Olympics I mean. My Book has been out for months. I think show pretty clear evidence that syndrome is responsible for this attack. The very least it was Russia and yet the US and Korean War, These Olympics took place at UK, none of these governments have named Russia as having done that. That attack which almost just invites them to do it again whenever our next Olympics are going to be, I guess maybe not this year, but if you don't send that message than you're just essentially inviting Russia to try again so I think might my big question is what happens now? I mean right we you write about. The NSA has tailored access operations, which is their elite hacking group. We are obviously interested in maintaining some of these capabilities. We've come to a place where people are writing books about how it works. What is the next step? What is the next? does it just keep getting worse or does this kind of diplomacy you're talking about? Is that beginning to happen I? Think there is some little glimmers of hope about the diplomacy beginning to happen I mean this year in February I think it was the State Department's called out a sand worm attack on Georgia, where a worms hackers basically took down a ton of Georgian websites by attacking the hosting providers as well as a couple of TV's broadcasters in the US. State Department with a few other governments not. said this was sand. Worm named the unit of the GRU. That's is that was confirmation that I've been looking for for a long time, but they also made a point of saying that we're calling this out is unacceptable, even though Georgia. Georgia is not part of NATO or the U. so that's that's progress. That's essentially creating a new kind of rule. That's state-sponsored. Hackers can't do certain things, no matter who the victims and that's really important. Also, it was kind of interesting because federal officials like gave me a heads up about that announcement before happened, which they have very very rarely do and I think they were trying. To say was in we. We read your book and we. Got The message okay like Stop attacking us about this like we're trying. We're doing something different here I. Don't want flatter myself that I actually changed their policy, but it did seem interesting that they wanted to tell me personally about this so i. I think that like maybe our stance on this kind of diplomacy is evolving, and we're learning lessons, but at the same time we also see the attacks evolving to. To and their new innovations in these kinds of disruption happening, we've seen since some of these terrible Sandra attacks. You know other very scary things like this piece of our called Triton or crisis that was used to disabled safety systems in a oil refinery in Saudi Arabia on that was you know that could have caused an actual physical explosion of petrochemical facility? The the attacks are evolving to okay final last real question. Tell people where they can get your book. You can find all kinds of places by on indie Greenberg Dot net. Written another book as well previously, yes. That's right. I wrote a book about wikileaks. Cypher punks and things like that. That's right well. I'm a huge fan. It was an honor to talk to you. Thank you so much for coming on I know it's. It's a weird time to be talking about anything, but the coronavirus I was very happy to talk about something else, which is that it seems a little bit more in control Even if it is quite dangerous, a thank you for the time. I appreciate it. Yeah, I'm glad to provide people with a different kind of apocalypse as a distraction.
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Dog to get around her little bobble head was moving around, You know? All right. Ted Cruz was seen on a flight Sunday without wearing a mask. Did you see the photo? I did, And there's a photo of him and the gate to not wearing a mask. There's two things about this story. You've got to know. Before you cast judgment here, one in the picture. He's holding a cup of coffee, so he's probably recently taken a drink before the picture was taken. Two, and more importantly, the picture was posted by someone from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Yeah, so you have to know who's doing it, You know, So I mean, for all we know, Ted Curs could have been wearing a mask for 90% of that flight and taking it off for the 5 10 minutes to drink his coffee and scroll through Fox News on his phone, and that is allowed by the way, right? And then you and I got to this conversation earlier is like, okay, What is the acceptable amount of time to remove the mask? Take a drink a coffee and put it back on. Like if you're going to take a second sip 30 seconds later. Can you leave it off that far? I mean, we didn't see the mask around his neck or anything like that Safer is me. But that doesn't matter. I know, but I mean Just from what I've done, I I usually will this'll pick up my mask. Take my sip and then put my mask back down. That's what I do personally, but I'm a germophobe, right? See, I will When I mean, I went out to eat last night. You know, when I sit down at the table, I don't leave the mask around my neck on my ear. I just put it because I don't like putting things in my pocket but my mask and my phone On table just like kind of near me. And that's the only time I touched the mask is when I get up to leave or go to the bathroom, So the point with this Ted Cruz thing is, I don't think we have the full picture here, so I don't think it's fair to be casting judgement just like anything else. It's a it's a single. Snapshot that could've been taken the second he turned his mascot. You know what I mean mask, especially when you know the person taking the guy They don't really know. It's like some video..
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on KTRH
"Lots of budget to Android phones, and Garfield says You may be able to find one that does all you want for hundreds of dollars cheaper than this iPhone. Allegedly. It's going to be more than 1000 books. I've gotta draw it out like my droid. Well, here you go. Astros going to play two exhibition games next week broadcast live from Kansas City on Sportstalk 7 90 then The first game a Monday at 705 p. M. That is the pre the exhibition game. The two teams will play again at 105 on Tuesday. These air considered preseason games exactly the Astros Open the regular season July 24th against the Mariners at minute Maid that will be at seven PM and you're going to hear it right here on I'm sheriff Friar in Houston's news, weather and traffic station. NewsRadio 7 40 Katie our age, I heart radio Now the number one app for podcasting and the best way to listen to news Radio 7 40 Everywhere you go. Okay, There's a picture that's gone. Viral of Senator Take Cruz. It is not what it seems. And it's Ted Cruz is on a plane and he's not wearing a mask. And the guy first of all the guy who posted the picture. Democratic Congressional campaign Committee. He works for them. His name is Jose, a nod Took the photograph posted it Sunday on his Twitter account. Writing that Cruz was on a commercial flight in quote was refusing to wear a mask. So that's it. Cruise staff about it. Yeah. He was not wearing a mask of that particular time because he was drinking a coffee You can see by the way in the picture. There is a Big, tall Grande day in his left hand. I assume that's what that is. Looks like it. I can't read the logo on it, but it kind of looks like that. So was Ted Cruz refusing to wear a mask? No, he took the mask off long enough to drink his coffee. And there are photo other photographs of him on the plane with a mask on I mean, just so, you know. There is one day be any different than any other. No, Like I said, just trying to get the truth out there. 6 10 time for traffic.
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I'm Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly Online with just a couple of clicks. You can access a world of official opposition research on candidates running for office around the country right now, and says Nathan Gonzales and his analysis for Secure Roll call. This is not an accident and it is not new. Nathan Gonzales joins me, Heather Hello. All right, so we know that opposition research in American politics is not new, but it's maybe something we think of it. It's getting done behind closed doors may because it feels a little shady. Maybe because you don't want your opponent to know what you know. But why. Then do both major political parties published their opposition research online where everybody can read it. Well. The main reason is because due to campaign finance law, the candidates in the official party commune party campaign committees can't communicate with outside groups. And so it's difficult for AH party. To be on the same page when going after an opponent if they can't coordinate and so releasing opposition research in on websites is a way to communicate. A message that you want Teo want to put out in front of the voters without illegally coordinating with these outside groups. The byproduct of publishing it and informing your allies is that the other party gets to see it as well, I suppose also, it means nobody wastes money digging up the same dirt twice. You Markie know what's been dug up and you can move on to the next. The next pile. Correct. There is some. There's cost savings involved, so you don't duplicate resource is And if you are the one who's running and you find your own opposition research from the other party, that shouldn't be a surprise to you, either, because hopefully you've done the research into your own background and you realize what your vulnerabilities are and what attacks are likely to be headed your way. So just give me an example. I understand that Republicans research on Democrats is not yet posted while we wait on that. What kind of information can we find right now on the Democrats say Sure if you go to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, if you go to their website D c c c dot or GE slash races. This is where for the past four election cycles, they have put opposition research onto the Republican candidates that they're facing. So you will find. For example, former Congressman David Validate who's running in California's 21st district, he lost in 2018. He's trying to regain that seat. Go find a 942 page opposition research book on Congressman Validate and how it works is it's not just about the book. It's laid out in a way that an outside group that again can't coordinate. We'll look at it. They can see What have been identified as the key findings. They can see what votes or what parts what evidence is within the book to back up those claims, and but it it could have everything from votes. That candidate has passed to business background to their personal background. Fascinating. All right, so much to keep us busy between now and the election as we all go look and see what kind of dirt everybody's dug up on everybody else. That is Nathan Gonzales, Elections analyst for CQ Roll Call and publisher of Inside Elections. Thanks very much. Thank you. Tourism has been decimated by Corona virus closures, and that's been especially tough in areas that rely heavily on seasonal dollars, like the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, Andrea Shay of member Station W. O. R reports on the region's creative economy now shut down by the pandemic. During a normal summer, 350,000 visitors set up blankets and coolers on the lawn at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lennox to hear music in the open air..
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on The Mark Belling Show
"The other races in suburban Los Angeles in an area that has been held by a Republican congressman. But the Democrats had a very good candidate in terms of political appeal. California, even some of the Republican areas have moved Democrat over the years. Bad their hopes their. The Wisconsin election. The Republican Tom Tiffany one bake. The California race is. Not over. Because, California had a mail in election out there. And in California they established the same rule that we had it. Wisconsin for the Supreme Court election. Any ballot that was mailed by Tuesday can be counted as long as it gets in by. Friday so some of the ballots are not yet counted in California. But the majority of them are. And The Republican candidate Garcia is way ahead. The Republican. National Congressional Campaign Committee is calling the democratic and seed, because she so far behind it be get an overwhelming majority of the votes that were bailed in Tuesday and didn't get there until Friday highly unlikely because the margin is about twelve points right now it's in the range of fifty six, forty, four the Republicans ahead. Now again I grant you both. These districts already were Republican. But in both cases. The Republican victory was strong and in the race in Wisconsin. It came right after the liberals just one. Any election and ran while losing rather well. In, the Supreme Court Trace. Individual.
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon is our special guest congressman you were talking about the state home orders in the Commonwealth of Virginia state of Maryland Washington DC and how that makes it very difficult to imagine Congress reassembling anytime soon if Congress can't reassemble and as you said in the previous segment under parliamentarian rules of the house you can't vote remotely you can't conduct committee hearings how does any other future legislation become drafted through the house of representatives under those circumstances well there's there a lot of discussions going on and frankly there's a lot of work that's been teed up and ready to go in our committees prior to this art shut down if you will in so our staffs are talking members are talking to each other there are there are lots of conference calls going on it's not the the sort of open meeting robust public accessible legislating that I prefer certainly I believe in the process and hearings and and open hearings mark ups and all that but we're in a novel time to use that word more and we should probably but we are and and so we're trying to figure out what's the country need and and you know so we're we're working on these issues on supply chain vulnerabilities on you know what what will be going into the fall wraps infrastructure there's there's a lot we can be doing and in some cases we passed bills in the house you know we are take care of surprise billing so consumers are getting gouged with surprise medical bills we need to fully fund our community health centers they're they're actually Republican and Democrat leaders myself senator Lamar Alexander senator Murray center Erica congressman Cologne and I four of us have agreed to a bill to stop surprise billing work though that's when one out of five going to an emergency room gets a bill not covered by their insurance you know those horror stories about that we got legislation to fix it and we got legislation of thunder community health centers and by the way run out of funding in November so there's a lot of effort we can we can do and come together on I think you work that out and then when it when the scientists and the and the and the doctors tell us it's okay to get back together under whatever the new norm is and it won't be the old guard with that we can get back together and we can do our our regular order in and pass legislation let me ask you something very specific since you raise the issue of insurance health insurance a present was recently asked and said he is again this is phrase looking into re opening the affordable act exchanges so people who are in a position where they earn more which means they're disqualified from Medicaid but they are not old enough to qualify for Medicare can find a means by which to obtain insurance to get them through this particularly scary time do you believe that's something that this administration should do re open the exchanges so people can get on there and get insurance at whatever cost they can find well you know it's it's a really good question major and I I haven't delved into the ramifications of that because often the policies are set on you know sort of a calendar year basis but but it's an issue that's come up along the way that if you missed that window for whatever circumstance and you're basically out of luck for a year and and I think what we want here is to focus on how do we keep people insured out we get him insured how do we make that insurance affordable it's all those arguments but I I'm open to having that discussion I just would need to know on my own Sir what does that mean if you do it because you're it you know you got to make sure the plan works and that it's affordable your experience in politics you are the chairman the Republican congressional campaign committee to for two terms you've been to a political convention or two I'm willing to bet do you imagine that either of the two National Party conventions will be able to occur in any recognizable form in the summer well you know it's funny you ask that I was having that conversation today with somebody and I I I I just don't see how that makes sense it might I mean again science is going to dictate this but my gosh you when you look at major sporting events and concerts events and everything else that are canceled way starting in do you know your current to June now based on what we know in any of these viruses begin in may in Washington state and somewhere or in Oregon and and somewhere around there and you know you still that's the P. and then you got the tail the people in the hospital for weeks and they are a symptomatic will we have the test I I just I'm looking at that thinking I I don't see how you you hold these conventions with you know tens of thousands of people there are are we gonna abandon social distancing for for a convention I I don't see how it I just you can delay the Olympics a year I think the conventions get thrown out the window now how you nominate somebody and and go through that process I gonna have somebody better be thinking about that is out and on time right first of all I could do that in a second and it'll be up to the National Committee rules committees to do that and they can do that they have methadone methodologies to meet and conduct what their rules are whatever they decide is what the conventions will look like but it seems to me to your point having been to many conventions Republican and Democrat there's one thing that's exactly the same about both they start at seven AM and they go to three in the morning and there is gatherings every hour from seven AM to three PM sometimes a little bit longer than three M. but the point is there's gatherings relentlessly it's nothing if not she told this thing saying you know you just can't do it well let it go Petri dish number words warm and humid and sweaty and people on top of each other my got my bed now I would I would have to confess something my favorite convention was the one I listen to my outdoor speakers while barbecuing mistake on my deck in Oregon I got all the speeches I needed to hear your primary name and you know just was what it was I went to several of them do but I'm with you it's oh man the masses of humanity and just people right in your face and they're spreading and docking and out right it's just the word bread let's let's talk let's talk practically about elections you got a primary in Oregon they'll be no problem with that why because Oregon votes by mail it has a there's some delightful history about that dating back to nineteen eighty one when the first counties in Oregon were allowed to do it by nineteen eighty seven every county for local elections was doing it the first presidential election by mail two thousand in Oregon eighty percent participation you guys have this down the first state to pave this way do you believe congressman based on that experience that vote by mail for the November general election is something we should think actively about and possibly just assume and plan for well here's here's the deal on that major I locate it works in Oregon but we had a long ramp up to that and there were some hiccups along the way you have to have a voting system works I mean I remember my wife signed the back of her her I return envelope in her signature change because we're in the radio business she signed all these affidavits of advertising hundreds of every month at our beautiful signature became so much different than what have been on file they made her go into the county courthouse and proved that that was her new signature so we've got good surveillance and now we have a statewide database and so with it I think it's pretty clean in terms of that not every states ready to do that and these are always state obligations and I I just on top of everything else state governments are dealing with I can not imagine telling them guess what in in you know six months or less you're gonna have to do a vote by mail election where you've never contemplated before that's nothing against vote by mail it works in my state I'm I'm it does but guys thinking I'm gonna mandate that on air free state who may or may not have the resources I think you I think it's a prescription for a worse disaster that's the voice of Greg Walden and that wraps up our conversation for our radio audience this week's episode of the take up of those of you listening on our podcast platforms please stay tuned for the take out I'll take a spacey L. which will have a deeper conversation with congressman Walden about the mechanics of the all important general.
Margaret Good to run against Vern Buchanan for Congress
"This state is buying twenty thousand acres of land in the heart of the Everglades currently slated for oil drilling and production in western Broward no of Valen Stein with the Florida department of environmental protection says this is a win win for the environment and residents' this is a huge day this is guaranteeing that the heart of the Everglades public ownership and secure for future generations this marks the largest wetland acquisition in a decade Wendy course men Miami Florida as lieutenant governor genet Nunez says she's happy to see the legislators received governor rod to set a state of the state address with the same excitement as they did his first one last year were acting great results again and I would just stay tuned and watch the process and see how we come out on top the clock is ticking for J. EA to accept the deal from its former CEO Erin song gave the utility board until Friday to give him a severance package that's less than what is contract calls for but if his offers not accepted by his deadline he'll withdraw the boards trying to see if they can fire song without having to pay in many severance at all fundraising reports are coming in on a closely watched Florida congressional race Sarasota democratic state representative Margaret good is challenging Republican incumbent burn Buchanan in Florida sixteenth congressional district good reports she raised about three hundred sixty thousand dollars in the fourth quarter of twenty nineteen compared to five hundred twenty four thousand for Buchanan the democratic congressional campaign committee has the sixteen district as one of the congressional seats it's targeting in twenty twenty I am Recco
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Right the senator from the great state of Texas senator Ted Cruz how are you Ted well my friend always great to be with you thank you first your your comments on the articles of impeachment abuse of power and obstruction of Congress well you know it reminds me a little bit of of Sherlock Holmes famous dog that didn't bark which is which is I think the the these articles of impeachment representative at an admission of failure on the part of the Democrats I think so too did you just two three weeks ago evil you may remember that that that every Democrat in Washington we use using the word bribery they were saying bribery over over over here the reason for that the democratic congressional campaign committee focus group did they done focus grouped in and pulled it and they discovered that bribery was really bad and when they said bribery people reacted understandably badly instead I don't like bribery in so then so it in a twenty four hour period just about every Democrat in the house began saying bribery bribery bribery here's the problem they don't have evidence of bribery they don't have evidence of criminal conduct and as the hearings went on they brought in one witness after another after another and and they couldn't prove what they were alleging insignificant part because the president released a transcript of the phone call on the face of it and there's nothing illegal or criminal in it and and it came to really really revealing moments this weekend when the house Democrats put out a fifty five page memorandum in which they they they called it a scholarly memorandum in which they argued that that for impeachment you don't have to prove any criminal offense or even in the law was silent era to prove that the president had a speeding ticket that the instead they said you could just to be impeached for amorphous abuse of power which is what they just did a few minutes ago what that reveals a you know as you know proper it you know probably when he Parker's if someone has a tail idiots when they have a really bad hand and and they reveal that they twist the ring of that pulling their hair they do something to reveal I got a terrible hand the Democrats have a tell their revealing that the admin able to prove any any any of what they said they were going to prove but they're going to impeach the president anyway because they hate in this is a partisan exercise and then it's been nothing but a partisan show trial for months but but the good news is once the house is done with it the Senate gonna take it up and this is going to be thrown out this is going nowhere and every Democrat who is voting to impeach knows that this has zero percent chance of succeeding so here's the thing that I want to talk to about because you did a great job on meet the press and and they just would not let you speak and they mocked you for it and this is what I hope we do find out in the Senate I know Grassley Johnson in Graham are starting to put together witness lists that they want to dig into the cranium scandal and the first person they want to bring on is chalupa the DNC operative the other one is Andre Telecinco who have had on this program before who tells a very different story it can you explain why the media should not be laughing at the the the the claim that the Democrats were using Ukraine to interfere in this election well sure and and and the simplest answer why the media shouldn't be laughing at the is that the fact that they're supposed to be journalist but they're not journalists anymore most of the media they are propagandists they don't pretend to be fair and objective and and the reason they're laughing the reason they're mocking attacking any claim about Ukraine is they're terrified you know on Sunday when I did meet the press meet the press a lot of times Chuck Todd knows how to be a a real journalist he's capable of asking questions that are real questions I've never seen Chuck Todd panic as much as he did on Sunday in the hall of the media's panicking because they see the Democrats case collapsing and they're running like rats from a ship so here's the gain medium is played is named for the past several weeks they try to pose to anyone in the public about Republican politicians everyone else are you saying that you crave and not Russia interfered in twenty sixteen they try to pose it as a by mid binary test so that anyone who says well yes aha Europol you're denying the Russian interference well look that's utter nonsense we say unequivocally yes Russia interfered in our twenty sixteen election Russia is not our friend Vladimir Putin the KGB side which by the way the Democrats in the media were apologist for during the entire Obama administration they suddenly discovered Russia Russia or bad guys I'm glad they did so after about seventy years kissing up to this the fact that Russia interfered in our election does not mean that nobody else on earth did also we know for a fact a number of other countries of actively interfered in our elections including China including North Korea and including Ukraine and the simple facts so in twenty sixteen in the fall of twenty sixteen this sitting in bass from Ukraine author an op ed published in the hill blasting Donald Trump the Ukrainian embassy push that out on their official on their official website that is very very unusual for sitting ambassador tried tried to inject themselves in the middle of an American presidential campaign not only that publicly the city interior minister of the Ukrainian government was blasting Donald Trump the former prime minister of Ukraine was blasting Donald Trump to parliament teria did you crate held a press conference where they accuse their government of E. legally trying to influence the U. S. selection to help elect Hillary Clinton those are all fax it as you as you as you know they did democratic operative who work for the DNC was meeting repeatedly with the Ukrainians and it is at least allege was coordinating closely with Democrats and Hillary Clinton to attack Donald Trump you also have you also have a court case in Ukraine the guy who is the head of the anti corruption bureau which was partly funded by George Soros and put together by our own administration Hillary Clinton but I'm Barack Obama and running through our justice department you have the head guy you have that on tape saying that yeah I I was you know working to help Hillary Clinton win the election he and another guy were were both nailed and and and found guilty of interfering with the U. S. selection the they say that this was overturned it wasn't overturned they just couldn't give them a sentence because you in Ukraine you can't go after sitting parliamentarian and so they both walked away but it was not overturned and we have it on tape and you know what the land the media knows all of this I I I I I mean it was in January twenty seventeen political road along expose about Ukraine interfering in the election the reporters now reporters to New York times CBS wrote about it the economist wrote about the Financial Times wrote about it all of the media knows this and back when they were just trying to report news and of course they report it today the reason they get so hysterical when you say it is because the Democrats impeachment cases collapsing and the number one issue crane was was interfering tried to benefit Hillary Clinton and all of the all of the the mainstream media want Hillary Clinton went so they agree with that interference after their parents on their side there okay with that but but number two they are desperately trying to preserve the ne'er do I have to say it has been hysterical to see the media screaming so so if you acknowledge the facts and what you just said there are simple facts they screen that you're a Russian assets areas it seems that that was a that was a quote from The Washington Post on Sunday were they called me a Russian asset John Harwood the the reporter at C. N. B. C. who even among mainstream media reporters he is remarkably partner said he was so bad he got in the C. fired from hosting Republican debate to twenty sixty because he's just he can't resist letting his his partisan bias come out he set out on Twitter and said well now cruises just about these for Russian propaganda that's ridiculous is this is Rudy I've been probably against Russia and I know you have been at least in my case since nineteen sixty four so please stop with this nonsense let me ask you this well in my office there is a fifteen foot wide painting of Ronald Reagan standing before the Brandenburg gate and uttering the most important words of this last century Mr Gorbachev tear down this wall I mean you go back to the Obama Mitt Romney debate I know I know where Riley was rightly pointing out the dangers of Putin Russia and and and Obama looked at miss admit the nineteen eighties called they want their foreign policy back the dams are are apologist for Russia but they take it out as convenient and listen the fact that they get so hysterical his house is revealing it shows how scared they are as it did that Sir they don't have any evidence and what what what they're going to do next week which is a vote to impeach they decided they wanted to do in November of twenty sixteen so it's it's unrelated any faxes not related evidence souls and I well I've I've got less than a minute here with you and I just want to ask you because you started the conversation off with we're going to throw this out in the Senate please tell me that that was your that you are going to hold him in and an impeachment trial and expose all of this stuff in the Senate won't you we will have a trial in the Senate unlike the house where there was no due process and no fairness I believe the Senate will be much more fair will allow both sides to present the case and how present their arguments but we're going to allow the White House and the president to present their defense I believe that means if the president wants to call witnesses the president should be able to call witnesses of the president wants to call hunter Biden or the whistle blower whomever the president wants to call we should allow both sides to present their case and then on the facts this is this this is going to be thrown out because the Democrats have not not they're abusing the constitution not only been an impeachable.
"congressional campaign committee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"What is the democratic congressional campaign committee it is basically the political arm of house Democrats we have two jobs and two jobs only I happen to be in the majority party right now and our job number one is to hang on to the majority that we have and job number to try to grow that majority because it if the if you're a Democrat which I have been pretty much my whole life you believe in what we stand for what we fight for and and so that is why it is not just a for political purposes that I want to make sure that we hang on to the majority grow the majority but it's because I think it is the right thing for our nation and that so the job is those two things and as you said that we we work with millions of dollars it is you know you raise money to to make sure that you can get your messaging out to the people here and I hope we have a chance talk about taxes because Texas is ground zero in twenty twenty and I'm very very excited talking about. yeah thank you it is it's a very very exciting state to be and from a democratic. perspectives German number can you give us a little bit of your background and then you're doing the job. I'm a family guy I get that seven kids and I was raising a mine doing the city council stuff coaching all of that my background is as I told you earlier I'm not a professional storyteller I did that I tried cases for the better part of twenty years usually defending people in their businesses in civil courts in the state of Minnesota Wisconsin and North Dakota I came to politics late this job is well it can be defined this way the national Republican congressional committee is just the name of the business is roughly at two hundred million dollar business with eighty to a hundred people in a building in Washington DC in the network that spreads across the country that in the next thirteen months will run four hundred thirty five campaigns on its way to restoring a Republican majority in twenty twenty one. that's what it is. so on. I'm gonna jump to the thing everyone's talking about and thinking about. it's been a long week. crazy we get the capital I was there for most of the week and I'll throw it to German amor. what is I know we haven't had much time to poll what is your political read and what is the advice you're giving your candidates about impeachment right now. the. what I would say Abby is the. this guy socialist democratic majority the currently occupies the US house of representatives their hatred for this president his soul. it is so deep. his son anything but I'm doing the two thousand sixteen election national Republican congressional committee chairman congressman Tom member they went for three years two years a thirty two million dollars to get a report that showed no obstruction no collusion now they're going down this whole the memo that we were told had a quick poll quid pro quo in it withholding military aid I hope everybody is red the United so I do too because he doesn't have any of that please read. in the meantime my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are getting absolutely nothing done this will be the end of the new socialist Democrat majority in the house and it's why we're gonna win next November so Abby I hope I can just like I don't even need a question on that so I happen to be one of the thirty one Democrats who was elected from a district that Donald Trump one so I I am I can tell you positively you know in a kind of socialist label is just. doesn't even have any kind of set whatsoever for them the vast majority of Democrats in Congress I mean we are you know we believe in first of all we believe in democracy and I think that's important to note in light of what's happened this past week you know I brought the the the transcript from the president's a conversation with the with the president trump conversation with the president of Ukraine I was going to bring it up here and I know it's in the in the back there but please do read the act please do read that book I did not call for any kind of impeachment impeachment inquiry I don't even uttered the words that start with I until this week please take the time to read it it'll only take about thirty minutes to read both the transcript and the whistle blowers report the president literally is trading defense assets. to undermine the twenty twenty election in Tom. I guess I'm just really curious how you defend that conversation with the president of the United States had with the president Ukraine I would love to hear the defense of that well first off you've completely missed characterize it so again please read it and I would say that when you talk about no socialism in the Democrat party this is not my grandfather's Democrat party any longer when you have a hundred and fifty of your members the wants socialized medicine but want to kick people.
Trump-backed Republican Dan Bishop narrowly wins in North Carolina special election
"This morning Republicans and president trump are celebrating two big wins in the North Carolina special election last night K. of BK's Mike power reports Republican Dan bishop narrowly beat out Democrat Democrat either with a house seat in north Carolina's ninth congressional district by about two percentage points Republican house candidate Greg Murphy decisively won a separate special election in North Carolina is more solidly GOP leaning third district even democratic congressional campaign committee chairwoman cherry boost US conceded the president trump contributed to bishops when writing in a statement that we fell in in short tonight but it took more than six million dollars in outside Republican spending and a last minute trump rally to seal democratic candidate damn agrees fate in the ninth district might be our news ninety three point one K.
Republican Dan Bishop wins special election for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District
"Set what could set the tone for the twenty twenty election Republican Dan bishop narrowly defeated democratic opponent a controversial race for north Carolina's ninth congressional district Republican Dan bishop narrowly beat out Democrat Democrat either with a house seat in north Carolina's ninth congressional district by about two percentage points Republican house candidate Greg Murphy decisively won a separate special election in North Carolina is more solidly GOP leaning third district even democratic congressional campaign committee chairwoman cherry boost US conceded the president trump contributed to bishops when writing in a statement that we fell in in short tonight but it took more than six million dollars in outside Republican spending and a last minute trump rally to seal democratic candidate Damocles fate in the ninth
DCCC in 'complete chaos' as uproar over diversity intensifies
"Eight o'clock the democratic congressional campaign committee saw a mass departure of senior staff late last night an outcry over the lack of diversity within the committee's top ranks under chairwoman sherry boost does the Democrat from Illinois so the communications director Jared Smith political director Molly Rittner deputy executive director Nick Pancrazio now can a Democrat name Pancrazio come on that is just too easy right top communications aide Melissa Miller and the committee's diversity director van for now only Alice all resigned it comes on the heels of the resignation of the committee's executive director Alex and jazz low which she announced at it all staff meeting earlier on Monday the exit followed complaints from lack of diversity in the senior management positions from representatives Vincente Gonzalez and Phil finally men they look both the Democrats in Texas both of them said in a statement to the committee was in complete chaos the episode underscores the level of discontent with boost does throughout the house democratic ranks so in the Monday night massacre one of the lawmakers said sherry's campaign as of all things to all people telling blue dogs one thing telling progressives another so inevitably once in office she would disappoint them so the committee released a statement announcing the Jacqueline Newman would take over as executive director and interim basis so here we are a year away from the election and they don't have enough diversity in their own house their entire executive staff walked away this is the democratic campaign
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"And the key thing is I think to this day, we still have not actually surfaced the real problem here the Russians helped to get Donald Trump nominated, you know, with what they did over Facebook. And what they did over inst- pretty clearly, and what they did over Twitter now in the general election phase, the theft from the Democratic National Committee and the. Democratic congressional campaign committee those had a profound effect, but they weren't manipulating social media. Now that was a straight up hacking. Right. Those are straight packing as Julian Assange Russian agent. But when you look at at Stephen Bannon's incredible insight that you could use Facebook to invert politics. So instead of Facebook being instead of politics being about persuading the voter that your candidates two or three big policy objectives or the most important thing on earth, you sit there and you find the weakest emotional point for Asia voter, and you a century have n number of campaigns were in is the number of voters out there. And so it's the same Truman show idea. They applied ideas in general you now playing to an election. And so if they find out that you are like what you're passionate about BULLDOGS, and there they realized that country is polarized US. You're not gonna move many people from Clinton to Trump Trump to Clinton. No. But what you can do. Is caused people not to vote, and that is the most sinister of this, isn't it? And so what happened what they did which was unbelievably clever, they targeted three communities suburban white women people of color and idealistic young people and they would find for each individual voter. What was the thing that most animated them? And then they would somehow find a way to position it that both candidates were dishonest on that issue. So in your case, it would be both candidates have BULLDOGS for dinner, right? They have roast bulldog. That's really liked him. Listen, no. It's just awful. Just just awful. And you certainly wouldn't want to vote in an election in for a bulldozer killer. It's I wouldn't either. And so they they suppress both of our vote successfully. I yes, if I could turn back time to my first day at work might career in New York City of fresh-faced young Jake how I would tell myself kit to work earlier, stay later. Add more skills got have so much advice for young J cow. Unfortunately, I cannot turn back time..
Congolese Candidate, Asserting Fraud, Seeks Recount From Court
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Dozens shot across Chicago in spate of overnight violence
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Michael Krasny today on forum in our second hour Airbnb strategic advisor chip Conley joins us to discuss his new book wisdom at warp it's all about how to stay relevant in the workplace as you age join us for forum, it's nine to. Eleven here on public radio Hot and dry weather is forecast in the, Sacramento valley with smoke from wildfires affecting air quality. Today's forecast high in Sacramento is, ninety six degrees with very light to westerly. Breezes this afternoon in the bay area sunny warm day is forecast well hot and dry in the inland valleys of the bay area morning clouds along, the coast should burn off by noon today's highs. Will range from the mid and upper sixties at. The coast to the seventies and eighties around the bay eight upper eighties and low nineties bay area inland seven and a half minutes now past four o'clock morning edition from NPR news I'm David Greene in, Culver City. California and, Noel king in Washington DC good morning what exactly was the, nature of. A meeting between Donald Trump junior and. A Russian operative at, Trump, Tower in, two thousand sixteen the White House I said that meeting was about. Adoption policy but the president has described it in other. Ways and then yesterday he tweeted quote. This was a meeting to get information on An opponent he said in that same tweet that it was legal but he also. Said, that he knew nothing about it the president's, also been tweeting about his former, campaign, chairman Paul Manafort Manafort is back. In federal. Court this week he's on trial for Bank and tax fraud, his trial comes out of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference Chuck Rosenberg. Is on the line with me now he's, a former federal federal prosecutor he worked in the. Eastern district of Virginia where manafort's, trial is taking place Mr. Rosenberg good morning Good morning well all right so. This isn't the first time that the, president has acknowledged that this meeting. Was affected Lee an attempt to get dirt. On Hillary Clinton President Trump of course. Was not at that meeting why do you think that President Trump is bringing. This back, up now See'ums mightily concerned about it and perhaps with good reason if, you look at the indictment that the Muller team lodged against the Russian military officials. From the GRU we know that in, March and April of two thousand sixteen so prior to the meeting and Trump Tower the g. are you already started to hack into the emails of, the Clinton campaign the Democratic National Committee and the, democratic congressional campaign, committee fast forward to that meeting I. Think, the operative question Noel is what did the US persons Trump, junior Manafort and others attending that. Meeting know, about what the Russians had already done and did? They joined. That, conspiracy even. After it began with the president has said said on Twitter that this meeting was quote totally, legal also though made an attempt or made. An effort, to to, say I didn't know anything. About it I mean could this particular meeting cause legal trouble for president Trump Quite. Possibly it certainly seems like it could cause legal trouble for the Americans who attended the meeting at the very least meeting with a. Hostile foreign power with the Russians should trigger counter intelligence concerns among any sort of savvy political. Person first thing you do is pick up the phone and call the. FBI they don't seem to have done that could cause legal trouble for the president quite possibly as. Well particularly if having heard about the meeting getting the readout from his son about what happened at the, meeting he tries to cover up the intent of the. Meaning he tells false stories about what the meeting was, four and as we know dictates a statement on Air. Force One, concealing the purpose of the. Meeting that's an obstruction of, Justice quite, possibly and it could land the president and others around him and quite a bit of. Trouble let's talk about one person who formerly was around the president who is potentially in quite a bit of trouble palm Manafort since we last talked to you the trial started the government is laid out some pretty powerful evidence for. The jury do you think prosecutors are in a strong position heading into week two or how. Would you characterize your position no I think that's exactly right I think. It's a strong physician and here's why these cases paper intensive document cases tax fraud and Bank fraud. Tender run according to script there's somewhat formulaic the government introduces income they introduce expenditures they put on accountants, to show that the accountants didn't know that Mr. Manafort. For instance had foreign Bank accounts or that he was, concealing income and then unwittingly these accountants help them prepare. Tax returns, that he files with the. IRS which understated income and, omit the, fact that he has control over these foreign Bank accounts all of that is formulaic and. All of that is precisely what's happening in a courtroom in the eastern district of Virginia manafort's case are testifying to These things yeah That's exactly right and so what I expect you'll see in the coming week is a little bit more. Of the same there'll be some summary witnesses from the FBI who will total up the amount of money in the Bank accounts and ultimately will tie those accounts to Mr. Manafort directly will show that he committed income from his. Income tax returns then I expect we'll hear. From, Mr., gates well. Yeah that is that is that is the big, question? This week right manafort's Paul, manafort's longtime deputy Rick gates expected to. Take the stand how does he fit into the? Prosecution, strategy here well criminals tend to. Run with criminals so Mr. gates. Isn't admitted criminal Mr. Manafort is. An accused criminal it shouldn't surprise the jury very much that these two guys plotted together conspired did much of the same thing tax fraud and Bank fraud to fat in. Their own waltz I think the government will put Mr. gates, on the stand they'll they'll have him. Admit To all his wrongdoing that's fairly typical to and then they'll take him step by step through. The indictment having him explain each of the. Things, that, he and. Mr. Manafort did together to cheat the IRS and, to? Fraud banks and just briefly, how do you see Mr. manafort's defense. Lawyers countering the government's case what's your strategy here? Well, they're gonna try and do two. Things one they'll try and say. That Mr. Manafort lack the intent. To defraud the IRS or the bank's perhaps if his income tax returns understated income they'll say it was an accident because he was a very busy man and second I. Think they'll try to pin as much of this on Mr., gates as they possibly can The real one at fault took Rosenberg, was a federal prosecutor in the eastern district of Virginia thanks so much Israel passed a law last month that continues to cause controversy the, nation state law defines Israel? As the, nation state of the Jewish, people critics say this? Law, discriminates against religious minorities like Muslims and. Christians. Who make up about a fifth of the Israeli population as NPR's Daniel estrin reports from Tel Aviv this law is sparking protests, from religious, group that's one of Israel's staunchest supporters the Druze religious minority in Israel. Held an, unprecedented protests this weekend thousands gathered in Tel Aviv's main square chanting the Hebrew word for quality She The you are religious group and shoot of, Islam their ethnic. Arabs but unlike most other Arab, citizens they've committed to serving in the Israeli, army they.
17-year-old Clear Lake, Texas, student diagnosed with deadly illness caused by working out too much
"To the family nearly twenty firefighters received some sort of treatment for their injuries eight or transported to the hospital investigators are still looking for a cause the new york city health department says there are now fourteen cases of legionnaires disease from one area of manhattan seven people with the disease are in the hospital this neighbor says he's concerned outside i have the time and you can get sick so it it is scary but there's a lot of the broncos so it's kinda like giving take you gotta take it with the caution on the cluster of legionnaires is centered around the lower washington heights in northern hamilton heights neighborhoods all the visuals suspect cooling towers on the apartment buildings could be fueling legionella bacteria growth there's growing concern on capitol hill about the upcoming summit between president trump and russian president vladimir putin after a dozen russian intelligence officers were indicted the new indictment charges russian intelligence officers with engaging in widespread hacking targeting the clinton campaign and the democratic national committee the allegedly started as early as much two thousand sixteen eight months before the election targeting at least three hundred people correspondent pierre thomas and some lawmakers are saying the summit shouldn't go on like new york congressman jerrold nadler who is on the house judiciary committee you know know the russian military intelligence is hacking the democratic national committee democratic congressional campaign committee was trying to throw the election trump and even republican senator john mccain says that the president is willing to question putin about the interference in elections than the senate should be cancelled the president while in the uk says he would talk with putin about it nypd cops are searching for a woman who set her roommate on fire inside a homeless shelter in long island city on wednesday night police say the fight between the two roommates ended with one of them setting the other on fire using nail polish remover to ignite the mini blaze the victim was rushed to the cornell burn unit at new york presbyterian hospital in critical condition police have made no arrests and the city's buildings spiderman is issued a stop work order at the high rise construction site in manhattan where a piece of scaffolding fell and killed a man came loose on thursday and fell twelve stories killing twenty eight year old construction work your construction worker angel espinosa from staten.
Maryland voter registration vendor financed by Russian oligarch
"By next door and window shades voter registration database was very likely targeted by russian hackers charged by special counsel robert muller with interfering in the presidential campaign that's the word tonight from the illinois state board of elections a spokesman says the agency has not received confirmation from the department of justice but believes annoy is referenced in the indictment released today is having the data of a half million voters stolen president trump says he will discuss potential russian interference in future us elections during his meeting with ladimir putin on monday congressman jerrold nadler of the house judiciary committee is among the democrats calling for the cancellation of that summit you know no the russian military intelligence is hacking the democratic national committee democratic congressional campaign committee was trying to throw the election trump illinois to senators dick durbin and tammy duckworth also calling for that summit to be called off the president of seventy little university stepping down after months of controversy and animosity with the board of trustees randy don has agreed to a voluntary separation with university that will pay him a six months severance of two hundred and fifteen thousand dollars she'd been under fire since the release of emails a spring in which he supported a controversial proposal to allocate more state funding to the edwardsville campus and an outbreak of an intestinal illness and in some cases has been linked to mcdonalds salads is now sick and one hundred people in illinois health department says about a fourth of those who contracted the illness reported eating diagnosis i was so terrified at first to end how many times has it happened you drive away from home turn the corner and then wonder did i close the garage door with.
Pruitt meets with California air regulator amid car rules debate
"Mcnamara all of whom were killed yesterday prayer services are also planned through the weekend the iowa supreme court has struck down a law requiring women seeking abortions to wait seventy two hours between an initial appointment and getting the procedure i o public radio's katerina's hysteric reports of five to two decision ruled the three day waiting period violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the iowa constitution planned parenthood and the aclu of iowa launched the legal challenge in two thousand seventeen the provision was one of several abortion restrictions enacted by republican lawmakers last year nero prochoice america president elise hogue says the iowa supreme court acted absolutely appropriately it held up not only the president but also the rights of iowa women and the dignity and respect for iowa women the descent was written by justice on president trump's list of possible us supreme court nominees he writes because abortion was illegal in iowa before the nineteen seventythree roy v wade decision he doesn't see how abortion restrictions violate the iowa constitution for npr news i'm catarina starring in des moines the dow is up nearly one percent this is npr news from k q e d news i'm tiffany cam hi scott pruitt the environmental protection agency administrator met with california's top air regulator in san francisco this morning pruitt tweeted that he met with mary nichols who chairs the california air resources board to discuss greenhouse gas emission standards for vehicles that issue is a point of conflict between the trump administration and california but the photo pruitt tweeted showed the epa administrator and nichols smiling and pruitt called the gathering a good meeting a group of protesters are demonstrating outside of the local san francisco epa office where the meeting is apparently taking place epa and california air resources board officials have not yet responded to requests for comment former president barack obama is scheduled to be in the bay area today as part of a west coast political fundraising tour kick you at ease peter jon shuler reports the democratic party's fundraiser in chief is scheduled to head for the bay area following a gala dinner last night in los angeles obama's expected to join democratic leader nancy pelosi and south bay congresswoman anna issue in addison for a luncheon to benefit the democratic congressional campaign committee which is trying to win back the house in november according to.
In PA special election, GOP candidate struggles with campaign basics
"Works relief i'm sam litzinger even if he doesn't win democrat conner lamb putting a scare in the republican party leaders he's in an unexpectedly tight race with the gop is rix a column for congressional seat in a district president trump won easily in 2016 mr trump himself has gone to pennsylvania for a rally aimed at helping secong crossed the finish line first but he's been speaking mostly about other things like his promise meeting with north korea's leader house what's going to happen hey who knows but that doesn't happen i may leave faster we may sit down and make the greatest deal for the world and for all of these countries including frankly north korea that's what i hope happens the president's singled on nbc's chuck todd calling him a son of a b but he didn't to say be congressman ben ray lou hamas chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee and says this raises very thais alas public pulled it came out had conner at 48 of the republicans to cone at forty five a we continue to see this race poll in that area the special election is tuesday the mayor of california says three women killed of a pathway home veterans treatment center will be remembered is beautiful people three women that were lost yesterday dedicated their lives to helping our veterans in particular since nine eleven afghanistan and iraq conflicts the wars that have said so many of our brothers and sisters back home with new challenges the gunman who was also found dead was identified by police as 36yearold albert wong the mayor says the pathway home will continue to operate the.